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I’ve realised what I’ve been adding lately is more or less ‘filler’ to hopefully keep the forum active, but my own pursuit of facts is ended.

Please will you cancel my membership now, else I’d feel compelled to keep adding topics/posts of no real worth or furtherance to the subject, without delay, rather than holding off for further consideration.

I’ve enjoyed your site for the best part of 15 years, but even I who usually has lots to say or question has run its course, so without access to posting on the forum, can finally move onto other things.

Thanks for tolerating me so long, I would’ve kicked me out years ago.

It’s time for new posters to voice opinions, I’ve said as much as I can.


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PS. You know, in years to come, I might actually have been right to object and challenge all along ! Wink

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of course I'll do as you request but I'll give it a month or so in case you have second thoughts.

What you could do is just use the Off Topic section for off topic posts.

Think about it.

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Thanks Alan

No it’s okay to cancel my membership, though I’d like to offer this recent finding to take photographs of AZW participants to another level, bringing them to life for a few seconds at least.

If people were wanting the study to advance in tech, this is the way to go, I’d love to see this done as professionally for the well-known portraits of Durnford, etc., who were at Isandhlwana, bringing a bit of humanity to the images, instead of a distant memory more up to the present day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXimpDOc9lQ

It would be a fascinating and an exciting addition to this study.

Certainly may stop the usual complaints of how actors don’t look anything like the actual men they are meant to portray, by actually seeing the men themselves moving.

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That really is a fantastic piece of Software.

This is using a simple piece of software but it's not in the same league.



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It is amazing, plus the fact you can bring the portraits alive, would be incredibly beneficial to the study of the Zulu War 1879, mainly its participants.

I’d been considering getting a book of the colouring of historical photos only, though not to do it myself, not clever enough, but chose to go on to YouTube where I spotted this superior system of colouring and activation of movement.

I’d been so disappointed of the Zulu War 1879 in art, started looking at the photos of men and events themselves, wondering how to bring life to them in the most real way, meaning you are seeing the real people, not an artist’s idea of how they looked, but the genuine article that done right, would look exactly like they did in life, plus a subtle AI animation.

It was too good a find not to share here, as this aspect could raise documentaries of Isandhlwana, etc., to a new level of realism, showing such coloured and moving portraits, perhaps with a voiceover of what they were known to have said, etc., so much better than an actor trying to look like them, which can on occasion be awful choices.

Anyway, here’s hoping we see it used for this subject too, it’s definitely needing a few new aspects to keep interest fresh.

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The software I used is a free one on my iPhone. I had another but the free period expired
and I'm not prepared to pay a monthly fee for the odd image to be colorised.

The one you showed here is certainly an excellent one but will probably be charging
professional fees. I'll check it out.

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Yes, it is so advanced, it likely would be necessary for the documentary-makers to contact a professional person, or company, specialised in the concept.

Although it would add substantially to the cost of the documentary, it is the future move in my opinion, to regain or at least sustain interest in the Zulu War 1879, plus the fact the subject we study might be the first to employ such techniques for a documentary, bringing the uses of such technology to a wider audience, both in a professional and private matter.

A win-win idea, where all can benefit, for our subject and other historical events, laying the foundation for an individual, group or company to expand their colourising/animation businesses into new projects.

It’d be superb if the Zulu War 1879 led the way as the original project where these techniques were fully utilised, raising its profile at the same time too, as a unique approach to documentary-making and literally bringing to life its participants.

It is something I’ll be watching out for with great interest, and any new developments in the techniques themselves, as the speed of such tech becomes available and popular very fast these days, absorbed into what is already used by the population.

I’m obsolete though, I’m mostly pencil and paper man, but keep an open mind to what will make things I’m interested in, even more interesting

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Well, looks like this has already caught on in Ian Knight’s AZW FB page, animating Cetshwayo’s photo using the My Heritage site, the latter was I think in the news today too.

So, checked it out, created an account, and uploaded Durnford’s photo for animation, which, although takes a bit of getting used to, not everyone’s cup of tea, I have to say it was amazing to see his portrait come to life, making him more real.

I like it very much tbh

Unfortunately, I don’t know how to show the Durnford animation on this forum....

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http://myhr.tg/1YvSH6M8


I’m hoping Kris Herron sees this being a Durnford descendant.

It’s also the reason I researched how to bring him to life again, due to her continued defence of him with her books and Facebook.

I must admit, accomplishing this with superb results, has encouraged me to keep pursuing my interest of him and Isandhlwana, albeit not posting any more, as I don’t think I can better this now

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Looking really good and brings him to life.

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It was quite eerie when I was making a recording of the Durnford animation on my iPad to my other iPad in case I could no longer access the site to see it, going by the recent happenings with my internet ‘life’ and my being deleted.

When I played it back, I had been unaware that I had also recorded a song that was playing called ‘Host Of Seraphim‘ by Dead Can Dance, a most haunting song, that instantly made me imagine looking at Anthony’s moving image, of the last moments in the camp, when he and all the other men realised they were never going to survive...it is an incredibly apt piece of music, seraphim apparently meaning the highest form of angel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8EbcG9Ertg


Although I recorded it by accident, I’m keeping it, as it was so surreal.

Hope you don’t mind me sharing the link to give an idea

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